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DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully then select the word
that is NEAREST in meaning to the underlined word in the sen-
11. The soldiers tried without success to infiltrate the
12. Disingenuous is a word which is often used by persons in
authority, to describe a particular action or behaviour of an
13. After the bandages were applied to the wound it bled pro-
14. It is common to see cars parked on both sides of the road
or abreast of each other. This shows a flagrant disregard
for the law.
15. You should not cast aspersions without hearing both sides
of the story.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. Each sentence has
four options, review the options and select the one that is
CLOSEST in meaning to the original sentence.
16. Parents should take responsibility to have their children
vaccinated as stipulated by the health services.
A. Health services have stipulated when children should be
vaccinated, but ultimately parents are responsible.
B. Having children vaccinated is a priority and parents
should seek to have it done.
C. The vaccination of children, as specified by health serv-
ices rests with the parents.
D. Vaccinations for children are stipulated by the health
services and are parent's responsibility.
17. Matters concerning the tennis club should be directed to
the secretary for prompt action.
A. Matters requiring the attention of the secretary should
be sent to the tennis club.
B. Matters relating to the tennis club should be forwarded
to the secretary, for prompt settlement.
C. For action to be taken by the secretary it should be sent
to the tennis club promptly.
D. Unless the secretary is in receipt of matters of a critical
nature, the tennis club cannot action it.
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. Select from the four
options given the word or words which is BEST suited to com-
plete the sentence.
1. The actor was in the prime of his life, when he ............. to
death following a vehicular accident.
2. Once a month, the children ............. their parents in the prepa-
ration and distribution of meals to the underprivileged in
3. The teacher asked the students what they had ............. from
the discussion on viruses.
4. After the defence and prosecution rested, the jury .......... for
three hours before arriving at a verdict.
5. In recent years, many organizations have adopted recruit-
ment policies that promote .............
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. You will be required to
determine whether an error exists and if so identify the type of
error based on the four options given below. Select the option
that BEST describes the sentence.
The options are as follows:-
A. The sentence contains grammatical errors or is
faulty in diction.
B. The sentence is too wordy or redundant.
C. The sentence contains clich s and or misused
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
6. The lead investigator left no stone unturned, as he aggres-
sively pursued the matter in an effort to bring the perpetra-
tors to justice.
7. To post a letter to the United Kingdom, stamps had been lo-
cated in Tunapuna.
8. Being a stickler for time, the driver left two hours before to
ensure his early arrival at his place of employment.
9. The coach tried in every which way, shape, size and form to
get the team's attention.
10. Do not fly that kite near the electricity pole because when it
gets tangled in the wires, too late, too late, shall be the cry!
18. It is disheartening to watch the news and see the level of
destruction caused by storms and earthquakes annually.
A. Watching the news and seeing the devastation caused
by storms and earthquakes annually, can be depressing.
B. Destruction caused by storms and earthquakes is an
unusual occurrence and can take a toll on the viewer.
C. When you watch the news it is hard to remain focused,
given the level of destruction resulting from storms and
D. Earthquakes and storms cane be hard to watch on the
news when destruction takes place.
19. Trying to balance a family, career and tertiary studies is a
true test of determination.
A. Life is a true test of will, balancing a family, career and
B. Unless you have had the experience, you cannot under-
stand what a challenge it is to handle a family, career
C. In life it never gets easier and choosing to start a family,
build a career and pursue tertiary studies requires a dif-
ferent level of resolve.
D. The real test of determination comes from trying to
manage a family, career and tertiary studies.
20. Persons who are aspiring to hold senior positions should
set the example and make it a priority to arrive at work on
A. So many times people are after senior positions but do
not understand that they must be the example to oth-
ers especially when it comes to time keeping.
B. When you desire to hold a post of seniority make an ef-
fort to arrive at work on time.
C. If you have your aspirations of holding a senior post,
lead by example and be punctual for work.
D. People who have aspirations of being in positions of au-
thority should endeavour to be at work regularly and
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempting the
questions. Each question has four options, select the most ap-
propriate answer, based on what is implied or stated in the
MOTHER TO SON
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now-
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